Shakhtar Donetsk, a leading soccer team in Ukraine, will sell a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The club intends to auction several signed jerseys to raise funds for Ukrainian citizens affected by the ongoing war with Russia. FC Shakhtar Donetsk to Auction Digital Collectibles With Help From Binance Binance NFT, the marketplace for non-fungible tokens […]

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A draft law tailored to regulate cryptocurrency mining has been filed with the lower house of Russian parliament, the State Duma. The legislation provides a legal definition for the extraction of digital currencies and envisages the establishment of a register for miners. Russian Lawmakers to Review Legislation Enforcing Rules for Crypto Mining Sector The draft […]

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Only a small share of cryptocurrency transactions have illicit purposes and the use of digital coins in illegal activities is for the most part a myth, a high-ranking Russian lawmaker has recently stated. Andrey Lugovoy, who is one of the deputies working on new crypto regulations, also said Russia can become a global leader in […]

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The government of Finland is discussing supporting Ukraine with part of the money from the liquidation of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency seized in crime investigations. Finnish authorities want to sell the bitcoins soon and say they couldn’t come up with a better idea for the proceeds. Finland Selects Brokers to Sell $75 Million […]

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Russian Ministry of Finance has accepted a number of crypto regulatory proposals submitted by the country’s law enforcement departments. They cover a range of related areas, including the seizure of digital assets and the reporting of information on cryptocurrency transactions. Finance Ministry of Russia Backs Regulations Proposed by Law Enforcement Agencies Russia’s Ministry of Finance […]

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A tech innovations firm based in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is now “selling Russia piece by piece” in the form of NFTs. The money from the collectibles, representing almost 2,500 Russian regions, will be used to help rebuild Ukraine, which was invaded by the Russian army two months ago. Georgian Project Auctions NFTs of Russian Land, […]

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Russia’s monetary authority intends to conduct the first settlements with the digital ruble next year, its governor announced this week. Speaking to Russian lawmakers, the official highlighted the important role the new currency is going to play for Russia under sanctions. Russia to Trial Digital Ruble in Settlements, International Payments The full launch of the […]

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Exmo, a U.K.-based crypto exchange with extensive presence in Eastern Europe, is pulling out of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The trading platform, Exmo.com, says it’s making the move to avoid jeopardizing its expansion in other regions by operating in high-risk markets like these. The business has been sold to a Russian vendor, alongside rights to […]

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been accused in a media report of agreeing to provide user data to Russia’s financial watchdog. The trading platform has refuted the allegations. It also insists it’s complying with Western sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Binance Consented to Russian Request for Customer Info, Reuters Claims in ‘Special Report’ […]

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Following the latest round of EU restrictions against Russia, digital asset exchange Binance is limiting services to Russian clients. The company pledged to lead the industry in implementing the sanctions and urged all major trading platforms to follow. Crypto Exchange Binance Cuts Services to Russian Accounts in Accordance With EU Penalties Binance, the world’s leading […]

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